ACSP Suggestion 2021.20: Improve Usability of Reverse DNS Management in ARIN Online


Author: Bob Atkins   
Submitted On: 13 October 2021


Why is it SO HARD to find where to make rDNS record changes on the ARIN website?!?!?! As it stands, managing rDNS is a well hidden function on your website buried in an Action menu that one would expect to find only block level functions - not require further searching for the exact same address space that I already searched for!

When I search for a specific /24 block using the aptly named “Search - View and your networks” function and check the check box to include “the 129 networks you’ve reassigned in your search” and I see the results, I should be able to manage the rDNS for the block found and displayed on the search results. However, I can’t!! I’m expected to click on the parent block, click on the Action menu on the parent block and then search AGAIN for the address block that I want to manage rDNS for!!

Manage Reverse DNS at the parent block level is a completely different function than the other Actions listed that are more logically associated with tasks that could be performed on the parent block.

Value to Community:

Simplify access to the VERY common task of managing rDNS that is usually done at the /24 address range. As it stands - this function is well hidden in a very non-intuitive location.

Managing rDNS should be a sub-item under IP Addresses in the left side menu or even better a top level function just like IRR Object Records is!!

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Open   Updated: 15 October 2021

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

15 October 2021

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2021.20 on confirmed receipt, requesting that we improve the usability of Reverse DNS management in ARIN Online. We agree this is a beneficial improvement and will prioritize it for future implementation.

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.